Monday, April 18, 2016

What I’m Watching: iZombie

iZombie: Season 2, Episode 17 “Reflections of the Way Liv Used to Be” (B+)

We don’t know too much about what Liv was like before she became a zombie, but I like the few flashes and hints that we are getting. The best part of Liv’s latest meal was that it helped her to be organized and productive, leading to Clive confusedly terming her useful and not distracting for once. The news that Drake was an undercover cop is positive since it has encouraged her to keep hope alive, and of course another cop very involved with the undercover scene was the main subject of this episode. I wasn’t a “Veronica Mars” fan, but I do understand why Rob Thomas devotees would be excited about Enrico Colantoni showing up again, and Thomas himself even got a little shout-out. The effectiveness of the zombie cure is proving unpredictable, though Blaine’s new setup in which he has no memories and seems to think that he is not the boss of his own operation suggests that a blissfully ignorant new start is the best that they can hope for. Ravi did well confronting Major and ensuring that he didn’t put himself in danger doing so, but he didn’t have time to act on what he knew before Major being the prime suspect in the case and got arrested by Dale. There are so many loose ends out there, like Gilda being held captive by her father, that a two-hour blowout season finale seems like the next best thing to getting more than a mere nineteen episodes this year.

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